Lake Murphy Conservation Park Outback Queensland

Lake Murphy Conservation Park. Photo: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

About Lake Murphy

    Park features

    Nestled beneath the low Murphy's Range in the central highlands, Lake Murphy remains largely unchanged from the days when Europeans first passed this way.

    Lake Murphy provides a seasonal refuge for waterbirds. This perched lake fills only when nearby Robinson Creek overflows, and has been dry five times in the past two centuries. The shaded, grassy campsites near Lake Murphy are a great place to spend the night and watch the sun set over the lake. Even when the lake is dry, this is a peaceful and beautiful spot.

    Looking after the park

    Parks and forests protect wonderful natural diversity and scenery. Help keep these places special by following these guidelines.

    • Preferably use a fuel stove. Open fires are permitted in the campground fire rings only. Please observe any fire bans.
    • Leave domestic animals at home. Pets disturb native wildlife and other campers.
    • Leave all plants and animals undisturbed.
    • Use toilets if available. Away from toilets, ensure all faecal matter and toilet paper are properly buried (15cm deep) well away from tracks, campsites, watercourses and drainage channels (at least 100m away). Take disposable nappies and sanitary products out of the park and dispose of appropriately.
    • When washing cooking equipment, always wash at least 100m from streams and lakes. Waterways should be kept free of all pollutants including soap, detergents, sunscreens and food scraps.
    • Rubbish bins are not provided. Do not bury rubbish—take it with you when you leave. This includes cigarette butts, which do not decompose.
    • Do not bring firearms or other weapons into the park.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment.

    Park management

    The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service manages Lake Murphy Conservation Park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.

    Tourism information links

    Taroom Visitor Information Centre
    10 Yaldwyn Street, Taroom Qld 4420
    Open Mon–Fri 10am–2pm (Dec–Feb)
    Mon–Fri 9am–4pm (Mar–Nov)
    ph: (07) 4628 6113

    Injune Visitor Information Centre
    www.visitmaranoa.com.au
    36 Hutton Street, Injune Qld 4454
    ph: (07) 4626 0503
    email: InjuneVIC@maranoa.qld.gov.au

    Miles Visitor Information Centre and Historical Village Museum
    www.mhv.org.au
    141 Murilla Street, Miles Qld 4415
    ph (07) 4627 1492
    email: miles.vic@wdrc.qld.gov.au

    For information on road conditions contact:

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.